SOLD FOR: $1593.88
Model: Counterfeit FN Browning 1900
Serial Number: 126353
Year of Manufacture: 1915-1945
Caliber: 7.65mm (.32 ACP)
Action Type: Striker-Fired Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the frame, slide, and rear sight is marked with the serial number “126353”. The right side of the bow of the trigger guard is marked with “C” in a circle. The left side of the trigger guard bow is marked “A” in a square. The left side of the frame is marked with the “FN Pistol” logo, two Belgian proofs and an inspectors mark, and “BREVETE SGDG”. The rear of the left side of the frame is marked “FEU” and “SUR”. The left side of the slide is marked with two proofs and an inspectors mark and “FABRIQUE” six times in a row followed by “SUR”. The left side of the rear sight is marked with two proofs and an inspectors mark. The top of the rear sight is marked “FABRIQUE”.
Barrel Length: 3 7/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is round blade fixed to the top of the slide. The rear sight is a round blade in a raised boss on the top of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth custom horn panels with three metal inlays at their bottoms marked “M”, “S”, and “G” respectively from left to right. The panels show some light handling marks and a couple nicks. Overall, the grips rate in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dim and the rifling is worn. There is scattered erosion in the bore. The barrel is slightly bent. When looking down the bore from the muzzle, there is a notable right to left curvature.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. There is scattered finish loss throughout the slide and frame. There are scattered nicks and dings. There is oxidation on the back strap and rear of the striker housing. The screw heads are slightly disfigured with serviceable slots. The markings are legible. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fair-Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. As mentioned before, the bore has a slight bend in it. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included with this pistol is a brown leather belt holster and a six round magazine with a rounded base plate that has a lanyard ring. The holster shows scattered light finish loss with no rips or tears and strong stitching. The holster rates in about Very Good condition. The magazine shows standard operational wear with some scattered light oxidation on the body and more notable oxidation on the base plate. Overall, the magazine rates in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This is a counterfeit Chinese copy of the Browning M1900. This pistol features neat custom horn grips. Various chinese arsenals manufactured these copies between around 1915 through the end of WWII. This is a neat conversation piece to add to your collection of M1900s. Please see our photos and good luck!